Quick Response is Key To Minimizing Spill Cost

Costs associated with an environmental spill of hazardous materials, diesel fuel or other regulated materials can mount up fast unless the release is contained quickly and prevented from entering a waterway. Fines and penalties can add to the cost if the spill is not reported to the authorities within the time specified.

Spill Center™, the North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, estimates that about 88% of all spills that the company handles for clients involve diesel fuel from punctured truck fuel tanks. The average amount released is 104 gallons. The average cost to clean it up nationwide often exceeds $15,000.

We control costs for clients by identifying the right cleanup contractor and getting that crew on scene as quickly as possible. Spill Center maintains a database of more than 3,000 cleanup contractors across North America who are qualified to handle hazmat.

Another database contains current reporting information and contacts for nearly 30,000 local, state, provincial and federal regulatory agencies. We know who requires reports – written and by telephone – so our clients avoid fines and penalties for non-compliance with the regulations. We also control costs by knowing the ins and outs of efficiently managing the cleanup, transportation and disposal of contaminated soil and wastes.

Spill Center’s resources include coordination with authorities and contractors at spill sites, plus invoice auditing and dealing with emergency responders seeking reimbursement. Our clients come from the transportation, chemical and insurance industries, among others.

Spill Center has been assisting clients involved in environmental spills and other pollution events for nearly 30 years, offering expertise in environmental regulatory compliance, claims management and emergency spill response management, as well as documentation and claims resolution, negotiation and settlement.

For more information about Spill Center’s program of services, visit our website, www.spillcenter.com. Or call me at 978-568-1922. Email me at tmoses@spillcenter.com. I’ll be glad to discuss ways that Spill Center can improve your preparedness to handle spill emergencies, while containing costs and minimizing any third-party liability claims.